Manhøj, Fur (Eocene of Denmark)

Where: Denmark (56.8° N, 9.0° E: paleocoordinates 52.3° N, 5.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ølst Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• Stolle Klint clay, basal part of Ølst Formation

Environment/lithology: offshore ramp; lithified, fine-grained, gray claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by Henrik Madsen, Rebekka Madsen

• Repository: Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen; Fur Museum, Fur; and private collection of Henrik and Rebekka Madsen. All but one specimens came from Stollklint.

Primary reference: J. Rust and N. M. Andersen. 1999. Giant ants from the Paleogene of Denmark with a discussion of the fossil history and early evolution of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 125:331-348 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138943: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.02.2013, edited by Jered Karr

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Hemiptera - Gerridae
Palaeogerris furensis1 Andersen 1998 water strider
Madsen 23-2645
 Orthoptera - Gryllidae
Gryllidae "indet sp 8"2, "Pteroplistus danicus n. sp." = Pteroplistes danicus2
Gryllidae "indet sp 8"2 Laicharting 1781 true crickets
Coll Madsen 23x-B2868
"Pteroplistus danicus n. sp." = Pteroplistes danicus2 Rust 1999 true crickets
Madsen 23-2385, 23x-C3610
 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Pachycondyla rebekkae" = Ypresiomyrma rebekkae
"Pachycondyla rebekkae" = Ypresiomyrma rebekkae Rust and Andersen 1999 bulldog ant